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Decoding Village Agendas – June 1, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
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- Public Hearing to consider a special permit for Verizon Wireless for the co-location of a personal wireless services facility located at 26 Veterans Plaza. This is a renewal application for an existing wireless facility at the train station. It was initially approved in 2010 and renewed in 2015.
- Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory 4 of 2020 to amend Chapter 191 of the Village Code, Sewers, to reflect the sending of sewer bills via email. If approved, this resolution would permit the sending of sewer bills via email.
- Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory 5 of 2020 to amend Chapter 172 of the Village Code, Commercial Soliciting, to allow vendors the use of public streets on a license basis. The proposed amendment to the Village Code on Commercial Soliciting would allow licensing vendors to use public streets. It would allow the Village to issue a permit for a fixed location with days and times specified.
- Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting an extension of a building
- permit for 370 South Riverside Avenue. This is a request for 6 month extension to allow completion of ongoing work.
- Email from Claudia & Raul Castro of 152 Old Post Road South regarding a neighborhood petition to limit parking on Old Post Road South. The Castro’s would like parking restrictions on Old Post Road South similar to those recently imposed on Truesdale, Nordica and Cedar. They include a petition with several neighborhood signatures.
- Letter from Steven Jennings, President of the Croton Sailing School, regarding payments owed for lease of property. The Sailing school operation which includes teaching sailing, offering charters, and operating a youth camp has been run by Mr. Jennings for 34 years. Since last year’s operations were curtailed due to the Covid-19 virus resulting in a reduction of use in the facilities, he is asking for a prorated reduction in lease fees of $3517.68. In regards to a renewed lease for 202 season, he would like it reduced on a prorated basis depending on when operations can resume.
- Memo from the Village Manager regarding the value of the Croton Police Department. The Village Manager has reviewed the existing contracts for Police coverage for the Town of Cortlandt, Mount Kisco, and between the Town/Village of Ossining. Manager King demonstrated that from a financial perspective, the Village pays less for more coverage by having its own Police department. Included in this review are the costs of facilities, Overtime (not included in other contracts), numbers of officers and overall hours/days of coverage. Additionally, the report points out that many aspects of local policing are at the direction of the Village which would not be possible if coverage was part of a contract with an outside agency..
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute Change Order 4 with Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, for changes made to the design of the 2018 Triple Combination Pumper, in the change amount of $13.60. This change order would result in the additional charge of 13.60 for the item in question. This is the 4th change order so far in the design and building of this pumper with the over result being $11,000+ price reduction.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept a proposal from Danzinger & Markhoff LLP of White Plains, New York, for actuarial services in relation to GASB 75 for the reporting of post-employment retiree benefits in the amount of $4,305. This will ensure compliance with the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) with regards to these specified benefits.
- Consider declaring Village property located on Hollis Lane to be surplus and authorizing the Village Manager to execute a contract of sale for this property with Bojan Petak in the amount of $100,000. This property, outside the Village boundaries in the Town of Cortandt, is undeveloped and serves no us purpose for the Village. Declaring it surplus allows the village to sell it. There were multiple offers made on it. The sale price is $100,000.
- Consider adoption of the Village’s Street Vendor License Policy and adoption of a license fee. This would allow merchants to set up booths and tables in certain areas of the Village at certain times subject to obtaining a license and paying a fee.
- Consider adoption of the 2020-2021 Bond Resolutions for the purpose of funding the capital budget. Eight bond resolutions will be considered for a total of $2,558,811 including $350,0000 for Water fund improvements. These projects were approved by the Board in May when they approved the Capital Budget.
- Consider authorizing the Mayor to execute the Sponsor Authorization Form for the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department Length of Service Award Program for 2019. This is the final step in an annual process whereby members of the Fire Department are certified to have met requirements for the Service Award credit for 2019.